Beginning Spinning

Instructor: Paula Ashworth

Date: July 13, 20 & 27, 2024 

Time: 1-4pm

Maximum number of students: 4

Location: Boarding House, Historic Johnson Farm on Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC

Prerequisites: No experience necessary

Class Description: Class 1 is learning about the wheel, it's operation, building muscle memory treading while I rattle on about spinning and history. We discuss selecting fibers using analyzing and attenuation of fibers. Students learn to make a "single" and add the hand operation using a variety of fiber preparations and learn about control and consistency. Homework is to fill two bobbins equally either on their own wheel or returning to the Boarding House to fill equally the bobbins for class 2. 

Class 2 we focus on the plying operation. We discover how to achieve balanced yarn and how to finish and store our yarn. Homework is to ply and finish their yarn to show at the next class. 

Class 3 is a lecture class that prepares students to attend a fiber fair and purchase and prepare their own fibers. We explore many different fibers, discover faults, and experience washing fiber. Students are introduced to fiber prep tools and how to use them and the forms they produce and the yarns they can make.

Class Fee: $90 for HWFA members (must have completed orientation at the time of registration) or $100 for non-members, payable by check, cash or credit card to HWFA.

Materials fee: $10

Supplies brought by student: Wool wheel (working well). There are two wheels available for rent and some available from instructor.

Materials provided by instructor or HWFA: Fiber for class, homework fiber is available to purchase in the shop at the Boarding House.


To secure your seat in the class, send registration form with check to:

Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists (HWFA), 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC 28791

OR drop cash, check or credit card by the Boarding House Monday through Friday 10 am - 3pm.

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